American Concrete Institute offering 5 more seminars

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will offer five educational seminars this fall to help the concrete professional remain up-to-date on concrete construction and technology.

ACI has provided the industry with educational seminars since 1969, and each year continues to conduct more than 50 seminars throughout the U.S. to over a thousand attendees on a variety of concrete technology-related topics such as structural design, durability, repair, troubleshooting, slabs-on-ground, and site paving.

In addition to having the most up-to-date information at each seminar, attendees receive 0.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) per day, free ACI publications usually worth over $100, breads/pastries, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

Concrete Repair Basics

This is a one-day seminar for engineers, repair contractors, material suppliers, maintenance personnel, and public works engineers. Attendees will learn the best methods and materials for economical and effective concrete repairs, and topics will include condition surveys, repair techniques, repair materials, cracks and joints, and applications of repair techniques. Locations for this seminar include Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Dallas, Texas.

Concrete Slabs-on-Ground

This is a one-day seminar for specifiers, engineers, architects, contractors, building owners, and government agencies. Attendees will learn to design and specify quality concrete floors, and topics include engineering considerations, moisture emission, design for shrinkage, curing, surface tolerances, preparation, placing, finishing, and more. Locations for this seminar include Baltimore, Md.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Louisville, Ky.; and Atlanta, Ga.

Anchorage to Concrete

This is a one-day seminar for engineers, architects, specifiers, and building officials that focuses on the basic ACI design framework for anchorage to concrete, the background of ACI 318-08 Appendix D, several design examples using the provisions in ACI 318-08 Appendix D, and the background behind ACI 355.2-07 anchor qualification requirements. Attendees will gain the tools needed to design structural connections to concrete using the anchorage provisions of ACI 318-08 with confidence. Locations for this seminar include Richmond, Va.; Detroit, Mich.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Little Rock, Ark.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Des Moines, Iowa.

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Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings of Moderate Size and Height, from ACI and PCA

This is a one-day seminar for civil, architectural, and structural engineers, and building officials, that focuses on the design of concrete buildings of moderate size and height, in accordance with the latest information in ACI 318-08, 2009 IBC, and ASCE 7-05. Topics include structural systems layout, floor systems, determination of loads, general reinforced concrete requirements, and detailed building design examples. Locations for this seminar include Minneapolis, Minn.; Boston, Mass.; Seattle, Wash.; Charlotte, N.C.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Houston, Texas.

Troubleshooting Concrete Construction

This one-day seminar will provide contractors, design engineers, specifiers, government agencies, and material suppliers with solutions to problems with concrete. The seminar will cover placing reinforcement, preventing most cracks, making functional construction joints, vibrating concrete properly, detecting delaminations, identifying causes of deteriorating concrete, and more. Locations for this seminar include Denver, Colo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Chicago, Ill.; and Orlando, Fla.

ACI members receive discounts on ACI seminars. For more information on seminars and to register, please call 248-848-3815 or visit